When we drove through Butte, Montana, we went to 4B's Restaurant, which has locations in Montana and New Mexico. On their menu, they advertised "World Famous Tomato Soup". Neither Wolf nor I are really big fans of tomato soup but since they claimed it was "world famous", we had to try it. Also, our waiter, James, highly recommended it.
After eating it, we agreed that it was one of the best tomato soups we have ever had! When James came back to our table to check on us, we told him that we absolutely loved the tomato soup. He smiled and said, "Want the recipe?"
We said, "Yes, please!" but we couldn't believe that they would actually give us their "famous" recipe. A few minutes later, James showed up with 3 postcard sized copies of the tomato soup recipe. (in case we want to share it with some friends. LOL!)
A big hearty thank you to 4B's Restaurant and a special thanks to James for generously sharing their recipe with us. This is an original recipe from the kitchen of 4B's Restaurant.
4B's World Famous Old Fashioned
Cream Of Tomato Soup
1 tbsp chicken base (paste form)
1 cup water
1 ounce butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp chopped onion
1/2 tsp baking soda
16 ounce can diced tomatoes in puree
16 ounce can crushed tomatoes
8 ounces heavy whipping cream
8 ounces liquid coffee creamer
Combine chicken base, water, butter, chopped onion and sugar.
Simmer until onions are clear.
Add tomatoes and baking soda. Stir well.
Add heavy cream and liquid creamer. Heat to serve.
Yields Half A Gallon